Friday, October 31, 2014

Holiday Gift Shopping Early ... Get Ready for Lycée Français de Chicago Fall French Market Nov. 7-9

Get ready. Lycée Français de Chicago Fall invites all Chicagoans to indulge in a true French marchéth annual Fall French Market (550 W. Irving Park at Lake Shore Drive) with cooking demonstrations from Chicago-area chefs, specialty and artisan goods from more than 75 vendors, an anniversary cake cutting, and supervised activities for children.
experience Nov. 7 to 9. The Lycée Français de Chicago is celebrating its 10

Opening with a special preview party 7 p.m. Friday, November 7 attendees will be the first to peruse the goods from participating vendors, while enjoying appetizers, beverages and live music followed by a cake cutting ceremony marking  its 10-year anniversary as well as the 10th anniversary of the Fall French Market. The benefit party tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

The Fall French Market offers Chicagoans a quintessential French marché experience filled with French cooking demonstrations, gourmet fare, artisan goods, a farmer’s market, brocante (antique market), activities for kids, and much more,” said Julie Bargowski, Lycée Français de Chicago parent and this year’s Fall French Market Chair. It’s the perfect occasion to start your holiday shopping and enjoy the finest French food and goods Chicago has to offer.”

On Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, join top local chefs and proprietors from Bistrot Zinc, Chez Moi, Cook au Vin, The Chopping Block, Metropolis Coffee, Patisserie Coralie, Saveur Cuisine, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, and Troquet River North for cooking demonstrations, including heavenly pastries and exquisite gourmet French cuisine.

Fall Market chef demonstration schedule includes:

Saturday, November 8:
10:30 a.m.: Tim Kirker, Bistrot Zinc
11:30 a.m.: Shelley Young, The Chopping Block
12:30 p.m.: Shelley Young, The Chopping Block
1:30 p.m.: Tim Davison, Troquet River North
2:30 p.m.: Nathalie Ribon-Tourre, Saveur Cuisine

Sunday, November 9:
11:30 a.m.: Justin Doggett. Metropolis Coffee
12:30 p.m.: Vincet Colombet, Cook au Vin
1:30 p.m.: Jonathan Goldsmith, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
2:30 p.m.: Manuel Bouillet, Patisserie Coralie
Attendees will be able to browse a unique selection of goods from local vendors, including specialty foods, art, clothing, accessories, home decor, antiques, and more. In addition, The Children’s Pavilion has activities ranging from soccer, yoga, karate, and theater and art workshops.

Daily admission for the Fall French Market is $5 per person for adults and children admission is complimentary.

Tickets for the Lycée Français de Chicago Fall French Market are available for purchase at discounted rates in advance through Thursday, November 6 at

All proceeds from the Fall French Market are dedicated to supporting student programs and resources at Lycée Français de Chicago, as well as financial aid and extracurricular opportunities.
For additional information on the Fall French Market visit

For a complete list of vendors, visit:

Bon appétit!

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